This eGov Portal Is Part MapQuest, Part Craigslist
Plenty of government initiatives are aimed sharing information electronically, but one that’s surprisingly advanced is the effort to share geospatial information system (GIS) content across federal, state, county and city agencies.
eGov Portal Is Part MapQuest, Part Craigslist
The Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) Portal has been operational since July 2003, and a “GOS2” facelift expected to bow in July will incorporate easier searching, a customizable portal interface and an online marketplace designed to encourage joint purchases of new GIS content.
Sounding Off On BPM
Readers express a wide breadth of opinion about whether their performance management tools are up to snuff.
Business Technology: Coming Soon: Transformation Upheavals
Hollywood represents the world of fables and make-believe, but the shift from analog to digital is causing some very real pain and upheaval. And, Bob Evans says, you can be sure that a similar Radical Overhaul is coming to a supply chain near you. Soon.
Big BI, Little BI
Large and small firms bear striking similarities when it comes to what they hope for from their business intelligence deployments. That's where the similarities end.
BI: The New Database Differentiator
More than ever, companies dealing with major database vendors are buying not merely a database, but a BI-database framework. We examine the three major entrants in detail.
Too Much Complexity? IT Manager, Heal Thyself
Technology vendors can only do so much to reduce hardware and software complexity. It's up to users to simplify their IT infrastructures, say top executives from IBM and Cisco Systems.
Analyzing The Competition
If you're part of the group of companies that's ignorant about XBRL, do yourself a favor and find some new peers.
Microsoft is sharing more information about its real-time reporting server.
Tapping the RFID Data Flood
RFID technology refines process control and drives innovation, but RFID data management presents unique challenges. Mark Palmer, VP at Progress Software's Real Time Division, RFID evangelist and author of "The Seven Principles of RFID Data Management," explains how we'll spot the right data.
Open-source databases are rocking the world of transaction systems.
Governance Gauge: XBRL Sets the Standard
It's no longer a question of if Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) will be the standard mandated by financial regulators around the globe, but rather when.
Get to Smarter IT Services
CIOs hope the service approach will break down silos and link IT priorities to business objectives. Service-level management, business services management and IT governance software can help, but insist on data integration, real-time reporting and user-oriented metrics, KPIs and scorecards.